Wood Pellet Grills vs. Charcoal Grills?

Why Wood Pellet Grills Have the Edge

For a long time, there were pretty much only two options when grilling out in the backyard: A charcoal grill or a gas grill. Both options offered their own sets of challenges. But now there’s a new player in the game — the wood pellet grill.

If you’re used to cooking on gas or charcoal, you may be reluctant to change that routine. With all the advantages wood pellet grills can bring to your grilling game, they’re definitely worth considering.

Read on as we take a deeper dive into some of those benefits!

Wood Pellet Grills Pack Food With Flavor

Some people enjoy the charcoal-tinged flavor of meats and other foods cooked over a charcoal fire while others find that taste to be unpleasant.

When using a wood pellet grill, that charcoal flavor is not a factor. Instead, you can enjoy the rich, wood-smoked flavor of dishes from your favorite smokehouse right from your own backyard. USSC Grills specialty wood pellets come in a variety of flavors, including apple, cherry, and hickory, allowing you to infuse your foods exactly to your preferred tastes.

Wood Pellet Grills Offer More Convenience, Less Mess

Dumping in charcoal, using lighter fluid or a charcoal starter, getting the fire to start… All these steps make cooking on a charcoal grill a pain — and not to mention, difficult to clean up when you’re finished.

On the other hand, wood pellet grills offer a “clean” burn, leaving behind only a small amount of ash. So, what do you have to clean up after you’re finished preparing a meal? You’ll only need to clean the grill grate and empty the drip bucket, if needed.

Wood Pellet Grills Are Less Work

This might be the biggest benefit! Whether you’re grilling dinner for your family or preparing a huge spread for a backyard barbecue, the last thing you want to do is have to spend all your time carefully watching over the grill.

While you should certainly supervise the grill when it’s in use, a wood pellet grill offers more of a “set it and forget it” option. What do we mean by that? Once you’ve set the temperature on the control to your target temperature, the grill handles much of the rest.

And there’s not a ton of waiting around prior to cooking, either. From the moment you turn on your grill, it may take up to 30 minutes max to reach 350 degrees, and only about 15 minutes more to hit 500 degrees.

Wood Pellet Grills Are Easy to Use

Even if you’re new to grilling, it won’t take long to get up to speed on working with a wood pellet grill. All you’ll have to do is make sure the hopper is filled up with cooking wood pellets, flip the power switch, and set the temperature. The grill will ensure that the perfect amount of wood pellets are being pushed through to the burn pot at any given time, allowing the grill to consistently remain at your desired cooking temperature. A built-in RTD (resistance temperature detector) sensor makes it easy to check for doneness so you’ll know exactly when your meal is ready to be served.

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